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Drum practice setup

April 24th, 2015 No comments

I’ve been using the Akai Professional EIE Pro 24-bit Electromusic Interface Expander
to interface with my PC for over a year now. I’ve used it to record into Reaper, but my primary use is for practicing my drums without the computer at all.

My current setup is 4 mics into the Akai (kick, snare, 2 overheads). I take the output of that and run it into an Behringer Xenyx 802. I also run my phone into the Xenyx for music playback. My Shure SE215-CL In Ears are then mixed between the music and the Akai, allowing me to control the mix of my own playing with the music.

It’s great for practicing new songs, controls the volume blasting my ears and has overall been a great solution for me.